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From left: Chris Overton and Djamel Hamel (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Group Adds Subsea Staff

of Glasgow and has worked across the oil and gas industry in subsea disciplines, including rigid pipeline design and installation, risers, subsea pipeline asset integrity and project management.Overton also joins as a principal consultant, following seven years as senior pipeline integrity engineer at Repsol Sinopec. With a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Overton has previously undertaken roles at DNV GL, Lloyds Register, Oceaneering and Wood.The new recruits join a team of 20 engineers who provide Xodus’ subsea integrity services, including support with pipelines, risers, subsea structures, umbilicals

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

Boskalis Subsea Services said it has secured several contracts in the North Sea over the last six months that are worth more than £100 million ($126 million) combined. These include the Total Tyra redevelopment project, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for Repsol Sinopec, a decommissioning contract with Spirit Energy, a scale squeeze scope for Premier Oil’s Huntington field.As a result of these contracts, the Aberdeen-headquartered company has created around 30 new jobs since February, bringing its total workforce in the Granite City up to more than 80. The team has

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TechnipFMC Wins Subsea Contract off Brazil

Brazil.The field will be connected to the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Caraguatatuba, already in operation.The deal was awarded by Total E&P do Brasil Ltda., on behalf of the Lapa Field Consortium, comprised of Total (35%), Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (30%), Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25%) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (10%), and is worth between $75 million and $250 million, TechnipFMC said.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are honored to be selected to execute the Lapa pre-salt field project in Brazil

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Fugro Reports IRM Bump

Fugro said it has attracted seven new clients for its inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in the U.K. North Sea.Recent work includes pipeline and structure inspections for Centrica Storage, Chrysaor, Dana, Petrofac, Premier, Repsol and Spirit Energy, the company said Tuesday. Workscopes also include light repair and maintenance and decommissioning, utilizing Fugro’s multi-role vessels and broad in-house environmental, geotechnical and geophysical expertise.Karl Daly, Fugro’s European IRM Service Line Director, commented, “In this competitive market, we are extremely

John Warrender (Decom North Sea)

Decom North Sea Names Warrender as Chief Executive

advisor to the industry, applying his specific expertise in corporate governance and performance improvement, Warrender spent over 20 years with ConocoPhillips in a range of technical and leadership positions, latterly as General Manager, Upstream Gas Assets in the UKCS, before joining the Board of Repsol Sinopec as MD for Sinopec’s UK subsidiary during a critical transformative phase for that company. He also served on the OGA Regional Development and Infrastructure Board and is currently a member of the Asset Stewardship Task Force

Photo: Proserv

Proserv Secures $5.5 Mln Repsol Contract

Energy services company Proserv has secured a contract worth over $5.5 million (45 million Norwegian Kroner) with Repsol to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea. The award scope initially covers the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing subsea control system.  Using Proserv’s unique technology and expertise, the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original design life, with no compromise on functionality.  The entire subsea control system will be upgraded

Exxon's Big Bet on Brazil Oil Could Signal Major Pre-salt Role

urgency to replenish its resources base," analysts at Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co said on Thursday, adding that the Campos Basin deal was a bullish sign for Brazil's pre-salt block auctions.   Wednesday's record bid was around 5 times as much as the nearest one from Royal Dutch Shell and Repsol. Petrobras said it had information that some of the Campos blocks had high-potential pre-salt reserves.   Before the auction, Exxon was among the few oil majors without an exploration presence in Brazil's recently discovered large offshore fields.   "For Exxon Mobil, a lack of

Executive Director of Well-Safe Solutions, Mark Patterson (Photo: Well-Safe Solutions)

New Player Enters the Decommissioning Market

absolutely the right time for a new entrant to invest in key assets and people to build a market-leading decommissioning company for the future.”   Patterson and Alasdair Lock are the major shareholders. Among the other industry heavy-hitters is Paul Warwick, formerly executive director for Repsol SA, executive vice president for Talisman Energy Inc. and regional president of ConocoPhillips Inc.   Warwick added, “From an operator’s perspective, Well-Safe’s offering will be highly compelling. There is no better time for a new entrant to invest in key assets and people

Mexico Auctions Two-thirds of Blocks in Shallow Water Oil Tender

monopoly of state oil company Pemex.   The Mexican state firm won two blocks in Monday's bidding - one in consortium with Germany's Deutsche Erdoel AG, and another with Ecopetrol. The Colombian firm also won a block with PC Carigali, a unit of Malaysian oil firm Petronas.   Spain's Repsol combined with the company Sierra Perote to win another block in the southern Gulf of Mexico.   Top government officials told Reuters before the auction they were hopeful that Mexico would assign at least one-third to 40 percent of the blocks in the shallow water round.   The auction

Yard Photo courtesy SapuraKencana

SapuraKencana Bags Contracts of RM 1.34 bln

jacket, foundation piles and bridge structure between BNCPP-B to BNG-B. The work location is in East Malaysia and the contract is scheduled to commence in Q1 2017. Award of Provision of Transportation and Installation of Pipeline, Substructure and Topside for Bunga Pakma Development Project by Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited SKTLO has been awarded a contract by Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited (formerly known as Talisman Malaysia Limited) for the provision of transportation and installation of pipeline, substance and topside for Bunga Pakma Development Project. The project comprises

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